Newchurch Playing Field is registered as a Field in Trust as one of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields from the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Home to two playgrounds, a full-size football pitch, Sparable Wood and a wetland area, Newchurch Playing field is an important community space for all ages to enjoy.

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With the help of a team of dedicated local volunteers, Goldshaw Booth Parish Council is currently developing plans to upgrade the playground facilities, refurbish the pitch, install new benches and picnic tables, and create a Management Plan for the ongoing care of the site’s woodland and wetland areas. Full details will be announced soon. The park’s facilities are the perfect spot to relax with nature, get a bit of exercise, bring the community together and let your kids play in a safe environment.

Next to the lower playground is a small wetland habitat. This was created a few years ago by a group of volunteers to encourage wildlife and provide a calming space for families. Wildlife has started to flourish, but the pond needs properly lining to prevent it draining in warmer months. We plan to work in partnership with specialists to create a management plan and introduce further native plants. We have also partnered with Woodland Trust and Burnley FC in the Community for local volunteers to plant 600 saplings around the site. The parish council have also recently purchased a sit-on mower for our community volunteers to properly maintain the park and football pitch. Many thanks to the 10 locals volunteers who have committed to undertaking this task on a rota system during mowing season. If you’re interested in finding out further details about the park or volunteering opportunities, please contact Jennifer by email at [email protected]